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Brazil President Faces New Criminal Charges Related to Graft Scheme

The first sitting president in the history of Brazil to face criminal charges has been indicted once again, this time for allegedly obstructing justice and leading a criminal organization. Congress blocked the first set of charges from advancing. Will it protect the president a second time?

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Brazil Police Map Corruption ‘Gang,’ Arrows Point to President Temer

Brazil’s federal police have created a diagram to illustrate their conception of the leadership structure of a “gang” of politicians accused of involvement in a massive graft scheme. And they put the country’s president at the center of the alleged criminal organization…

This piece was co-authored with Tristan Clavel. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Will Corruption Charges Against Brazil President Stick?

The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, has been charged in connection with an expansive anti-corruption investigation, raising questions about whether congressional agendas could serve as roadblocks to his prosecution…

This piece was co-authored with Caroline Kuritzkes. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Weekly InSight: Brazil Elites and Organized Crime, Systemic Corruption or Mafia State?

In our June 22 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Matthew Taylor, an associate professor at American University, about recent developments in a massive, unfolding corruption scandal in Brazil

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New Graft Investigations Target Dozens of Top Brazil Officials

A long-running corruption scandal in Brazil involving numerous elites has expanded once again after a judge approved petitions to open investigations into dozens more politicians, including several top officials in the current government, for their suspected involvement in a massive graft scheme…

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Brazil Corruption Investigations to Target More Top Politicians: Reports

Hundreds of new corruption investigations could stem from testimony provided by executives of Brazil‘s biggest construction firm, media reports suggest, raising questions about the potential impact of the South American country’s long-running and expansive anti-graft drive…

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Headlines Do Not Match Charges Against Brazil Ex-President

Prosecutors have charged Brazil‘s former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva for the first time with direct involvement in a wide-ranging corruption scheme, raising a number of questions about the extent of the ex-leader’s role in the graft…

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